Turkey's electricity production increased by 3.13% in January 2020, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production rose to approximately 26,570 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 25,763 million kWh in January 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for January.
Turkey produced its electricity from several resources; 28.27% from natural gas, 23.57% from import coal and 20.57% from hydropower. Lignite, wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil, solar and diesel generated the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share at 41.77%, followed by the commercial sector with 28%. Residential consumption ranked third with 27%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 1.91% in January 2020 from the same period of 2019. Natural gas power plants comprised 31.56%, while 24.29% came from hydropower plants and 11.69% from lignite power plants.
Imported coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, hard coal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power also contributed to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Nuran Erkul Kaya